Cognitive Radio Technology

Edited by

  • Bruce Fette, Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Cognitive radio technology is a smarter, faster, and more efficient way to transmit information to and from fixed, mobile, other wireless communication devices. Cognitive radio builds upon software-defined radio technology. A cognitive radio system is 'aware' of its operating environment and automatically adjusts itself to maintain desired communications—it’s like having a trained operator ‘inside’ the radio making constant adjustments for maximum performance. Operating frequency, power output, antenna orientation/beamwidth, modulation, and transmitter bandwidth are just a few of the operating parameters that can automatically be adjusted “on the fly” in a cognitive radio system. Fette has constructed a cutting-edge volume that hits all of the important issues including research, management, and support. Cognitive techniques will be discussed such as position and network awareness, infrastructure and physical and link layer concerns. Though still a nascent technology, cognitive radio is being pushed by the US military and for mission-critical civilian communications (such as emergency and public safety services).
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RF/Wireless designers and engineers; engineering management; Communications researchers; electronics engineering students


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7952-7

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: History and Background of Cognitive Radio TechnologyChapter 2: Communications Policy and Spectrum ManagementChapter 3: The Software Defined Radio as a Platform for Cognitive RadioChapter 4: The Cognitive Radio - The Technologies RequiredChapter 5: Spectrum AwarenessChapter 6: Cognitive Policy EnginesChapter 7: Cognitive Techniques - Physical and Link LayerChapter 8: Cognitive Techniques - Position AwarenessChapter 9: Cognitive Techniques - Network AwarenessChapter 10: Cognitive Services for the UserChapter 11: Network Support - The Radio Environment MapChapter 12: Cognitive Research: Knowledge Representation and LearningChapter 13: Roles of Ontologies in Cognitive RadiosChapter 14: Cognitive Radio Architecture Chapter 15: Cognitive Radio Performance AnalysisChapter 16: The Really Hard ProblemsGlossaryIndex